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Cannot print - printer says to replace the empty ink cartridge even after I replaced it. Error message will not go away.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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Are ya sure it isn't only preventing scanning direct to printer output? Is it also disallowing scanning to file? Epson printers canĀ“t operate if one of the cartridges is empty. There is no workaround for that. Epson printers actually use a LITTLE ink from ALL the color carts, even when you select "black only" in the driver. They do this to help keep the nozzles from clogging in the case of users who mostly print in black. Nobody [besides perhaps Epson] ever claimed Epson printers were the most efficient or environmentally-friendly ones in the world. for quite a while now Epson uses piezoelectric printheads, as opposed to the thermal heads used on most other printers. The enemy of piezo heads is air bubbles. They candamage the costly head, and that's why you cannot continue to use the printer if ANY individual cartridge runs out of ink. In fact, Epson designed its cartridges to signal "empty" when there's still around 15% (higher by some estimates) ink left! That's to make certain you can't run the cart completely dry and thereby introduce air into the head. If you don't believe that, carefully open up a spent cartridge over a sink, slice open the plastic film covering the various ink channels and rinse it out -- repeatedly push in the spring loaded outlet valve as well. There's so much ink left, it will take quite a while before the water begins to clear! It's incredibly wasteful and annoying, but it actually saves money in the long run, because it's even MORE wasteful to run tons of cleaning cycles just to purge the head once you've gotten air in the system. Aftermarket carts and ink can save lots of money, but they're a crap shoot. Fed up with OEM price gouging and scare tactics, I decided to try a clear-cartridge refill kit for my R200. The RX600 uses the same kit: http://www.inkjetcarts.us/servlet/Detail?no=8 Good Luck!

Posted on May 08, 2006

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Hit the options button (just under the digital display on the printer) (and between the two arrows) 10 times. The hit the +arrow once to change. Go through the change motions again and you should get a new ink read.

Jim

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

SOURCE: Brother MFC 5840CNZ displays Ink Empty on CYAN when new cartridge is installed

Put a piece of masking tape on the sides of the little window on the cartridge. That will make the machine think all cartridges are full all the time.

Posted on Mar 14, 2008

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SOURCE: Empty ink cartridge message

I replaced the old cartridge with a new one (Magenta) and it still asks me to replace it with a new cartridge.  
For 1 colour which is LOW, it stopped me completely from PRINTING or COPYING at all. 
Any clues how to fix this?

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Printer thinks cartridges empty

Unplug your printer from the computer and then the power supply. Remove the inks from the printer. Plug the printer back into the computer first then connect the power supply. Install the inks "very slowly" one by one and then check the levels, they should now read full. Thank you, Dana

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Are there any error messages that display on the control panel of the printer or on your computer? That might narrow down the problem and the solution.

With what you have said so far, it could be a couple of things. The printer series you have tends to not print at all unless all of the print cartridges have ink in them. If even one of them is empty or near empty, printing seems to stop, even if you aren't going to print using the color that is empty. My first recommendation is for you to check all of the cartridges to make sure they all have ink in them. Replace any that might be empty.

This sort of issue can also be caused if the electrical contacts between an ink cartridge and the print carriage are dirty. Assuming all the cartridges have ink in them, you should check the electrical contacts on *both* the cartridges and the print carriage. HP.com has a web page that shows you how:

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If my suggestions don't solve the problem, please post back any other information that might help narrow this issue down. As I previously said, if an error message appears on the printer or computer, please post the exact text of the message. That will help a lot. Thanks.

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